Saturday, 23 January 2010

A damp visit to the wood

It's been pretty murky weather for days now, but as we were both feeling a bit better, we decided to drive up the wood and take a walk around anyway. It was worth it to get this photo!
It only lasted for 10 seconds, then 5 or 6 Coal Tits came down to chase the Robin, although they ended sharing the food we'd put out amicably after that. I'm not sure what's up with the Coal Tit's eye, it looks like it has something stuck there, or else a growth of some kind - poor thing! We've put up a new bird feeder there now, which is more squirrel proof:
although the birds that can get in have to do some contortions:
Some of them prefer to perch on the nearby pile of sticks, hopping down to the ground to get the food we spilled.
We walked around the wood a bit, and found large areas up the hill where the boar have been rustling through the leaves looking for food. It may not look like much in the picture below, but there is actually quite a lot of disturbance:
Not sure if we'll go up tomorrow, we'll have to see what the weather's like...



ChrisJS said...

Wow - you have boar, do you ever see them?

Mike Pepler said...

We've never seen one in person, but we did get a few videos of them on a motion-triggered camera we left there. Check them our on this page